Атанас Пеканов

Atanas Pekanov

Deputy Prime Minister for Management of European Funds (2022-2023)

Atanas Pekanov is an economist at the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna, Austria, and a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). He previously worked at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Vienna in Economics and Business and a MA in Economic Policy from University College London.

Deputy Prime Minister for the management of European funds from May to December 2021 in the two interim governments appointed by President Rumen Radev.

PhD student in Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) with a focus on the topics of Monetary and Fiscal Policy. He was twice selected as a scholarship holder of the Bulgarian National Bank (2015, 2019). In 2019 he won a Fulbright scholarship and attended Harvard University’s economics department, where he worked on his dissertation in the field of monetary policy.